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European Theme Parks News

Want to keep up with the latest European Theme Parks news, including new attraction announcements, details of special events and updates on temporary ride closures? You've come to the right place!

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Kilimanjaro Safaris springboks
Thursday, January 24, 2013 12:04

Minor blaze strikes T2: 3-D building at Universal Studios Hollywood, Disney confirms Pirates game for Magic Kingdom and Kentucky Kingdom rescue receives funding boost.

Costa Caribe concept art
Thursday, January 24, 2013 11:58

Spain's PortAventura resort has confirmed that it will spend €10 million on a major expansion of its Costa Caribe water park, with several new attractions set to debut in May 2013.

Ratatouille concept art
Thursday, January 17, 2013 11:11

Thorpe Park teases "surprise plans" for 2013, Ratatouille takes shape at the Disneyland Resort Paris and Disneyland prepares for its New Orleans Bayou Bash.

Disney Dreams
Thursday, January 10, 2013 12:26

Disney Parks in management shake-up, Holiday World renames its new attraction for 2013 and Disneyland Paris plans a host of updates.

Disney Parks logo
Thursday, January 10, 2013 12:05

Disney has announced a major management shake-up in its theme park division, with the President of the Disneyland Resort set to take over the same role at Walt Disney World.

Madagascar penguins
Thursday, January 10, 2013 12:04

Italy's Gardaland will debut a new live show based on the popular Madagascar animated movies in 2013, dubbed Madagascar Live! It's Circus Time.

Lord of the Rings logo
Friday, January 04, 2013 13:04

Disneyland Railroad derails at Disneyland Paris, Universal eyes Lords of the Rings rights and Megatron appears at Universal Studios Hollywood.

Disneyland Railroad
Friday, January 04, 2013 12:55

Four guests suffered minor injuries when two carriages on the Disneyland Railroad train ride at Disneyland Paris became separated in an incident on January 2, 2013.

Gringotts Bank Coaster train
Friday, November 16, 2012 11:17

The London Dungeon to reopen on new site in March 2013, Enterprise set for replacement at Alton Towers and Universal Orlando begins installing Gringotts Coaster track pieces.

Tivolo Gardens expansion concept art
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 11:25

Alton Towers' 2012 season ends with a bang, Drayton Manor prepares for Magical Christmas, Adventure Island opens "world's first" flat ride and PortAventura changes hands.

LEGOLAND construction
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 12:07

Disney buys Star Wars creator LucasFilm, LEGOLAND Japan confirmed for 2016, Ratatouille construction continues at Walt Disney Studios, Paris and Universal Studios Japan celebrates a milestone.

Disney-LucasFilm deal
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 12:01

Disney has acquired the rights to Star Wars via its $4.05 billion acquisition of LucasFilm. Should fans expect a flurry of new attractions at its theme parks?


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